Machine Dreams

Machine Dreams

Large Print - 1985
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In her highly acclaimed debut novel, the bestselling author of Shelter introduces the Hampsons, an ordinary, small-town American family profoundly affected by the extraordinary events of history. Here is a stunning chronicle that begins with the Depression and ends with the Vietnam War, revealed in the thoughts, dreams, and memories of each family member. Mitch struggles to earn a living as Jean becomes the main breadwinner, working to complete college and raise the family. While the couple fight to keep their marriage intact, their daughter Danner and son Billy forge a sibling bond of uncommon strength. When Billy goes off to Vietnam, Danner becomes the sole bond linking her family, whose dissolution mirrors the fractured state of America in the 1960s. Deeply felt and vividly imagined, this lyrical novel is "among the wisest of a generation to grapple with a war that maimed us all" (The Village Voice), by a master of contemporary fiction. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall, 1985, c1984
Edition: Large print
ISBN: 9780816138197
0816138192
Branch Call Number: LP FIC PHI
Characteristics: 439 p. ; 25 cm

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